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Bandera

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American, Steakhouse, Southwestern
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3201 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, CA 92625-2331
+1 949-673-3524
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Late Night, Parking Available, Reservations
Description: American Cooking with a Southwestern Flavor.

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always a Great Meal at Bandera

Can't go to Bandera without having the rotisserie chicken and ribs, and that was just what we had, besides the artichoke and delicious skillet cornbread for starters. Their menu is limited but everything that is on it is great. Never have had a bad meal at Bandera and the service is always great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
CaboKing1
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Phoenix, Arizona
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Phoenix, Arizona
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Can't go to Bandera without having the rotisserie chicken and ribs, and that was just what we had, besides the artichoke and delicious skillet cornbread for starters. Their menu is limited but everything that is on it is great. Never have had a bad meal at Bandera and the service is always great. The night we went our server was... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Had the artichokes and the house smoked salmon. Both very tasty. We also shared an order of chicken and ribs. And enjoyed a pan of sweet cornbread. The food is good but heavy. Wait staff very proficient.

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Corona del Mar, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great menu. This place is awlays busy, so go early or eat a little something before you go and prepare to wait 30-60 minute for a table during dinner any day of the week.

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Newport Beach, California
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I have been dining at Bandera and also taking advantage of their convenient take home service for years now and find them consistently delicious. Their portions are generous - so much so that often times my husband and I will split their chicken and rib combo dinner and just order an extra side of their incredible peanut cole slaw. The... More 

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Orange County, CA
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

My wife and I sit at the bar weekly and the service from the bartenders is top notch. We have our favorite meals which we consistently order (wife: macho salad me: smoked salmon) and it never fails. The best kept secret is the smoked salmon!

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Corona del Mar, CA
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is my favorite restaurant in Corona del Mar. It is a busy and fairly noisy place but booths are cozy and they feel intimate. Great Ribs and Chicken and Fish, but my favorite is the Macho Salad with Green Salad, Avacado, Roasted Chicken, Dates, Feta? and Cornbread croutons and maybe more that I don't remember. Great gathering spot for... More 

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Newport Beach, CA
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Was my third visit to Bandera. I keep thinking that maybe I'm just ordering the wrong thing, but that is not the case. The food is nothing great. And the service was horrible. I do not feel like they need your business at all. The waitress had a horrible attitude. She was mad because one person in my party was... More 

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Foothill Ranch, California
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

After a couple years, I had the opportunity to visit Bandera again on May 9, 2015. My memories of the venue and food were favorable and had me filled with anticipation to return for a family meal celebrating Mother's Day. I've been a fan of their sister properties at Houston's and R+D Kitchen, so knew that this was going to... More 

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lake forest, ca
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Have eaten here several times and always enjoyed the meal itself and free corkage. Tonight's steak was the best here yet! Kudos to the chef! Service seemed rushed and abrupt and as I recall this has also been experienced in the past. Server even tried to remove plate before our guest had finished. She seemed nice enough but the push... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

What a unique and delicious menu Bandera has! While known for their rotisserie chicken, Bandera also serves some other delicious menu items as well; I am particularly fond of the Tuna Platter entree of seared ahi tuna and the deviled eggs appetizer. The banana cream pie at Bandera was not my favorite version of this dish and could be improved.... More 

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Additional Information about Bandera

Address: 3201 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, CA 92625-2331
Phone Number: +1 949-673-3524
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Corona del Mar
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Southwestern

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3201 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, CA 92625-2331
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Corona del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 949-673-3524

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

American Cooking with a Southwestern Flavor.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?